Popularity Contests

What is regarded as agreed in common changes from day to day. And from one year to the next, popularity ebbs and flows. What then should the Christian make of popularity? More

The King and I

For this weekend’s family movie night, we watched The King and I (1956). Starring Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam and Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens, this classic musical was another standby for me growing up.  Lauren and the kids never having seen it before, they now can say they have seen it. And…More

A Nation of Suicidal Children

One of the things that was prophesied concerning John the Baptist was that in calling Israel to repentance and heralding the arrival of the promised Messiah, he would turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children. In our day, entirely too much talk of suicidal children is relevant and necessary. But the reason…More

The Twilight of the American Republic

George M. Marsden’s The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief (2014) is worth your time, and you should check it out. After finishing it yesterday, I have some thoughts to share with you regarding the oft-repeated phrases of late “trust the experts” and “follow the science.” These sentiments didn’t come…More

Gina Cerano v. The French Revolution

Today I finished the late Roger Scruton’s How to Be a Conservative, but Audible apparently doesn’t want me to talk about that. I’ve also almost concluded The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyrannny by Ian Davidson. Speaking of the French Revolution, former Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp was recently on Bill Maher’s show where she falsely accused Gina Cerano of…More